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ESPN’S Steve Levy, Desmond Howard & Laura Rutledge to Call 2017 Bahamas Bowl
- Dec 6, 2017 - 7:30:15 PM
Veteran ESPN SportsCenter anchor and college football commentator Steve
Levy, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard
and sideline reporter Laura Rutledge will call the 2017 Bahamas Bowl
between UAB (8-4) and Ohio (8-4) for ESPN on Friday, Dec. 22 in Thomas
A. Robinson National Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Levy will call the
play-by-play for his fourth Bahamas Bowl, Howard (analyst) is working
his first Bahamas Bowl and Rutledge (sideline) is working her second
Bahamas Bowl (2014)...
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan sign Diplomatic Relations
- Dec 6, 2017 - 4:06:49 PM
On 5th December 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic
of Tajikistan formalised diplomatic relation through the execution of a
Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations. The Joint
Communique was signed on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas by Her Excellency Ms. Sheila Carey, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of The
Bahamas to the United Nations, and by His Excellency Mr. Mahamadamin
Mahmadaminov, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and
Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations on behalf
of the Government of Tajikistan...
Atlantis' Top Executives make courtesy call on Labour Minister
- Dec 6, 2017 - 2:55:21 PM
Atlantis Resort’s top senior executives recently paid a
courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes
on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Minister Foulkes met with Atlantis’ new
President and Managing Director, Ms. Audrey Oswell who was accompanied
by Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mrs. Karen Carey
and Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Mr. Ed Fields.
group discussed new developments taking place at the luxurious upscale
resort, which is one of the country’s leading resorts as well as one of
the country’s largest employers. Atlantis’ executives also discussed
with Minister Foulkes plans for the future...
PM Minnis: Protecting and Boosting Financial Services Industry
- Dec 6, 2017 - 10:12:51 AM
The Bahamian financial services industry has been under threat for some
time. Upon coming to office, some of our worse fears were realized when
we found that this sector of the economy was in deeper trouble than
anticipated because of negligence by the previous administration.
The PLP administration’s claim of being for the people, its lackluster
and late-again approach to dealing with this very important part of the
economy was about to land us in the very same position that caused a
previous FNM administration to have to prevent the country from being
Since the election, the Government has been working
to get our economy back on track...
PM Minnis urges Disaster Managers to develop new mindsets and protocols in ‘Era of Super Storms’
- Dec 5, 2017 - 8:43:38 PM
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended November 30 as the seventh most active season covering 166 years.
season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes,
including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) and was also the
most active season since 2005.
The statistics are based on the
Accumulated Cyclone Energy index, which measures the combined intensity
and duration of the storms during the season...
Delegates at CDM10 sign Petition for advancing school safety
- Dec 5, 2017 - 7:04:41 PM
At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management,
delegates recommitted themselves to advancing school safety in the
Caribbean. Pictured signing the Petition on Caribbean Safe School
Programme are Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA and Captain
Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA. The Bahamas is hosting the 10th
Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM),
December 4 -9, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort. The conference is
facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the
involvement of its 18 Participating States: Anguilla, Antigua and
Star Sailors League Finals Tourney has Opening Ceremony at Government House
- Dec 5, 2017 - 6:14:35 PM
Twenty-five of the world’s top sailors of Star Sailors League paid a
Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on December 4, at Government
House, Mount Fitzwilliam.
Afterwards, the Sailors held their
Official Opening Ceremony, also at Government House, for the Star
Sailors League Finals to be held at Montagu Foreshore, a choice sailing
spot, to be viewed worldwide this weekend, livestreamed for fans to
enjoy the racing action...
DPM Tells Tourism Forum, Government committed to reducing ‘structural impediments’ to economic growth
- Dec 5, 2017 - 1:27:23 PM
Cognizant of the current state of the country’s economic affairs, the
Government is moving to ‘crystalize’ measures to restore its financial
status. Speaking at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA)
65th Annual General Meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that topping the agenda is the
reduction of debt and overall deficit. The AGM was held on Friday,
December 1, at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
“High fiscal deficit and debt levels create pressure
on the Government, divert considerable future resources to service the
debt that could be used for other socio-economic priorities...
eLearning Pilot Programme Introduced at Willard Patton
- Dec 4, 2017 - 7:54:02 PM
Education officials and officials in the Economic Development and
Planning Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister celebrated the launch
of the Government’s Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase
Programme Monday (December 4) with the introduction of the eLearning
Pilot Project at the Willard Patton Pre-School, Augusta Street.
eLearning Project is part of the Government’s ongoing efforts for
education reform, including through the use of technology and
CDM Youth Delegates get Disaster Management Message across to CR Walker Students
- Dec 4, 2017 - 5:40:23 PM
CDM Youth Delegates presented elements of Comprehensive Disaster
Management to CR Walker High School students at the school's Ju Ju
Square, December 4, 2017. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
Agency is currently holding “CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point
2017 – Building Resilience through Partnerships,” at Meliá Nassau Beach
resort, December 4-9, 2017 facilitated by the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
Agency (CDEMA), and 18 Participating States. Photos show CDM Youth
Delegates getting the message across.
(BIS Photos/Sydnei Isaacs)...
PM Minnis launches ‘Over-the-Hill’ Initiative with Pilot eLearning Project
- Dec 4, 2017 - 5:20:01 PM
Preliminary work on the Minnis Administration’s dream of empowering
Over-the-Hill Communities throughout The Bahamas got underway Monday
(December 4) at Willard Patton Early Learning Centre (Pre-School) with
the launch of the Pilot eLearning Project.
The eLearning Project is a component of the Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase.
launch was the first stage in a strategy Minnis Administration
officials say will transform inner-city communities, and lead to the
revitalization of those communities...
The Governor General at 'Sir Durward Knowles Day' Festivities at Queen's College
- Dec 4, 2017 - 5:00:07 PM
Queen's College held a special 'Sir Durward Knowles Day,' December 4,
with celebrations at the school in honour of the 100th birthday and
accomplishments of Queen's College alumnus, Sir Durward Knowles. The
festivities were attended by Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis. In
the photo are Sir Durward (centre), his wife, Lady Holly (centre right),
Governor General HE Dame Marguerite Pindling (left), Sir Durward's
daughter, Charlotte (right), and Principal of Queen's College, Andrea
Gibson (standing just behind Lady Holly).
(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...
Caribbean Focusing on Resilience at CDM10 Conference
- Dec 4, 2017 - 3:50:23 PM
The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management
opened just days after the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended, with
stark reminders of how vulnerable the region is to catastrophic
The Hurricane Season ended on November 30, with
countries in the region still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria,
which tore at the very fabric of economies, communities and the
BAIC made donation to the Exuma Farmers Association
- Dec 4, 2017 - 2:06:13 PM
Executives of BAIC made a donation to the Exuma Farmers Association at
the Fish and Farm Store, Produce Exchange, Potter's Cay Dock on Friday,
December 1, 2017. Pictured from left: Gaylord Ingraham, BAIC Assistant
General Manager; Troy Sampson, BAIC General Manager; Miriam Emmanuel,
BAIC Chairman; Patrick Dwyer, Exuma Farmers Association and Vermon
Lockhart, Store Manager, Fish and Farm Store.
Prime Minister Minnis remarks at Opening Ceremony 10th Caribbean Conference, Comprehensive Disaster Management
- Dec 4, 2017 - 1:19:56 PM
Remarks Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference
Melia Nassau Beach Resort Monday, 4 December 2017 8:30 A.M
Conference participants, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,
It is my great pleasure to address the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, under the theme:“The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2017: Building Resilience through Partnerships”...
Italian Consulate donates to NEMA for Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts
- Dec 4, 2017 - 12:44:47 PM
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National
Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto
G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief
efforts. Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and
Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The
donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas
and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International
Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the